Sunday, May 3, 2009

Congaree National Swamp

We went to the Congaree Swamp this weekend. We walked the boardwalk trail and enjoyed looking at all the nature that surrounded us. The kids pointed out lots of interesting things they saw and heard along the way. We haven't been to this park in several years and Jamie and I had forgotten what a nice place this is to go for a family outing. We will definitely have to remember to take advantage of this park in our "nice" weather times of the year. We all had a good time.

We enjoyed all that we did together this weekend. This weekend was a reminder for me of how much I love my family and how thankful I am for each of them. I have had so many personal disappointments lately with others outside of my family and this weekend helped once again to remind me of what is most important--my family and our eternal salvation--nothing else truly matters. Knowing that they are my best friends and that we have complete happiness and love within the walls of our home is more than I could ask for. I am thankful for their unconditional love and all the pure joy they bring into my life each day. I was also reminded of how thankful I am for Jamie who does so much for us physically and emotionally and does it all sincerely and with such love and patience. I have so many blessings and am thankful for each of them!


  1. Thank you for's so true! I sometimes get so caught up in what others think that I too forget that my family is all that matters!

  2. We love it there too. It's nice with the boardwalk because you can take a stroller and you don't have to worry so much about the kids tripping. I'm sorry you've been through a lot lately. You are an example to me of putting that aside and focusing on family. Thank you for that!